Doors and windows of the log and stone home on Fayette Springs Road in Chalk Hill open to a lush forest that deer, wild turkey and other creatures populate.
"There is sort of a natural harmony and balance with nature," according to Julie Yates. She and her husband, Tony, have put the house and surrounding 8-plus acres of the market due to family considerations.
"I wish we could take this house with us," Julie said, adding that she hopes to incorporate many of the elements of the log dwelling in their new home.
Built in 1946, the home has been updated and expanded from its original size to contain more than 1,900 square feet with a loft, walk-in closets, an attached garage and working fireplace.
"We have lived here for about eight years," Julie said. Her husband is a military contractor. The couple came to this area during the time when the late Cong. John Murtha was busy bringing defense businesses to the area.
"We liked the balance between the old, the history, and now," Julie said. While they have lived in other parts of the country, including spending 20 years in Maine, the Yates feel this house is home.
"It makes you feel like you are part of the county," Tony said, adding that "I like the fact that it is a log cabin and there is plenty of room."
A great house for entertaining, Julie said it never gets crowded thanks in part to rooms that flow easily into each other. "And no matter where you are in the house, when you look out a window, you always have a view of the forest," she added.
"We really love it here and wish we could stay," she said.
"To us, it's not just a three bedroom house. The place always feels like home," Tony said.
A one-and-a-half story structure, the property features a spring fed pond, gourmet kitchen with soapstone countertops, flagstone patio, covered front and side porch, stone wood burning fireplace, large custom deck, first floor laundry room, master suite with walk-in closet and balcony, large loft overlooking the family room, a springhouse, and a super location.
"It's close enough to town and there are lots of things to do in the area. Seven Springs Resort is nearby as is Nemacolin Woodlands, and Ohiopyle where our daughter Becky and her husband rafted," Julie said.
Their son, Joshua, also spent time living in the house and would often have friends over. One bedroom is set up as a bunk room containing four beds.
Julie also planted an herb garden outside her back door where a variety of plants, including strawberries, chives, oregano, tarragon and thyme, grow together.
Wildlife roams through the property on a regular basis.
Even mountain winters were tolerable to the couple. After experiencing traditional New England winter weather, Julie said living in the mountains east of Uniontown "is like being inside a snow globe -- just that the snow is on the outside."
The single family home has a log exterior and partial log interior, three bedrooms, an electric heating system with heat pump and a single fireplace containing an insert with a fan to blow heat throughout the home.
There are eight total rooms: two baths, a family room, kitchen, basement, utility room, dining room, den and living room. There is a private water supply from a well, a septic sewer system, dishwasher and range included in the sale.
Price $379,500 - 379 Fayette Springs Road Chalk Hill, PA 15421
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